Re: Question to the Ultimate Answer? resub

Wow, and I thought mine was geeky. I love this.

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- May 5, 2008 12:49 PM
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Re: Question to the Ultimate Answer? resub

Wow, and I thought mine was geeky. I love this.

- May 5, 2008 1:37 PM
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This is a little to intimidating to me (someone with a very thin public school education).

- May 5, 2008 7:26 PM
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dekonstruct wrote:This is a little to intimidating to me (someone with a very thin public school education).

I still find math intimidating (someone with a Master's degree in science). I love this idea though. Just don't ask me to plug in the corresponding numbers and solve. ;)

- May 5, 2008 7:34 PM
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seebach33 wrote:I still find math intimidating (someone with a Master's degree in science). I love this idea though. Just don't ask me to plug in the corresponding numbers and solve. ;)

Hehe.. It took me about 30 minutes to write it and it was mostly by chance. I don't even know if 3.966 can be used as an exponent. Thanks for the comments. I had fun.. weeeeeeeeeeeee.

- May 6, 2008 1:51 AM
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llonvent wrote:Hehe.. It took me about 30 minutes to write it and it was mostly by chance. I don't even know if 3.966 can be used as an exponent. Thanks for the comments. I had fun.. weeeeeeeeeeeee.

Fractional exponents are fine.

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- May 6, 2008 3:12 AM
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Great shirt! I love it! Good luck.

- May 6, 2008 5:30 AM
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why must it be on white?? otherwise, I like. but white? why??

- May 6, 2008 5:51 AM
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It took me a couple looks for it to finally dawn on me why the 42 came first, but doh!, you were right to do it that way, of course. If it had come to exactly 42, I should have worried for the planet. I still love the concept. Gmv on the resub, as promised.

As others have already said it’s ok to have fractional exponents. The simplest example is and exponent of 1/2, which is the same a square root. An exponent of 1/3 would be the cube root, and so on. 4^2.5 = 4*4*4^(.5) = 32. Math is cool.

Welcome to the derby. Good luck!

- May 6, 2008 5:56 AM
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redghia69 wrote:As others have already said it’s ok to have fractional exponents. The simplest example is and exponent of 1/2, which is the same a square root. An exponent of 1/3 would be the cube root, and so on. 4^2.5 = 4*4*4^(.5) = 32. Math is cool.

Also note that exponents don't even have to be REAL numbers. Take for example Euler's identity.

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- May 6, 2008 7:29 AM
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1 equation 26 unknowns!

looks like a problem from my thermo final.

- May 6, 2008 8:48 PM
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herschelaz wrote:1 equation 26 unknowns!

looks like a problem from my thermo final.

Actually, A=1, B=2, C=3.... Solves to something very close to 42 (according to the artist). :-)

- May 7, 2008 1:05 AM
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redghia69 wrote:Actually, A=1, B=2, C=3.... Solves to something very close to 42 (according to the artist). :-)

I worked it out and that's what I got. Someone on the other design (sans 42) stated that a different exponent would have brought it a little closer. But other than that I have yet to hear anyone state that it equals otherwise.

- May 7, 2008 2:28 AM
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I hope I don't get anymore votes. 42 would be a perfect way to finish this. :D

- May 7, 2008 6:19 PM
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phinxae wrote:why must it be on white?? otherwise, I like. but white? why??

I agree, I am not clean enough for white shirts. Although, I love the Hitchhiker's Guide reference.